Helping people of all ages know Jesus, grow in their faith and go into the world equipped to serve.


Embracing the example of Jesus, we welcome you here with hearts that know no boundaries of age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, or economic circumstance.

Join us as we worship together, study and grow together and share God’s love serving in the local, national and global community.

Worship With Us

Traditional Worship  
8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Summer Worship – Memorial Day to Labor Day – 8:30 and 10:00 a.m.

Shine Contemporary Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Christian Life Center
Summer Worship – Memorial Day to Labor Day – 10:00 a.m.

Berkley First
10:00 a.m. in Berkley 


FORWARD is the name of the planning process through which we are discerning the God desired future for our life together. The FORWARD planning process was initiated by Compass in the winter of 2017. The FORWARD planning team was recruited by Compass in the spring of 2017 and given the task of discerning God’s future for Birmingham First and Berkley First.

Birmingham In The Garden – Garden Tour

Saturday, July 13

This year’s tour includes four gardens in the Birmingham, Michigan area. One garden is a repeat visit to one of our most popular, asked about gardens. Another is an unexpected oasis along a very busy road. And a third is one of Birmingham’s finest spots along the Rouge River.

SOS - South Oakland Shelter

August 4 – 11

South Oakland Shelter is a movable homeless shelter for individuals who are seeking work or are currently employed and within weeks or days of having earned their way off the streets. Area churches share responsibility for hosting the shelter, and each church hosts up to 30 individuals for one week during the year.

Recent News

Summer Bible Study

Colossians: Worship Through the Cross Mondays, July 8-29 7:00-8:30 p.m. Thomas Parlor Come, join Duke intern Hannah Sipes...
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Volunteer for SOS – South Oakland Shelter

Sign-up to volunteer. Birmingham First will host the South Oakland Shelter August 4 – 11. South Oakland Shelter...
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Composer Festival 2019 – Participant Registration Open

Composer Festival 2019 Morten Lauridsen, Guest Composer Saturday, November 9, 2019 Register and order a repertoire packet by...
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Meet Our Duke Intern – Hannah Sipes

My name is Hannah Sipes and I am a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with studies in Church...
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June Monthly Mission

Join us on June 8th as we head to Brightmoor! We’ll be preparing and serving lunch to our...
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Birmingham In The Garden – Garden Tour

Our annual “Birmingham In The Garden” self-paced garden tour on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. –...
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Service and Missions Opportunities

Our Missions Ministry equips disciples of Christ to share God’s love through gifts and service, creating hope and sustainable opportunities for those in need.

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Gather – Learn – Serve

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First Kids Preschool encourages learning through play in a caring Christian environment.

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Missions and Service

We invite you to explore the Missions and Service section of our website to find ways that you might like to be involved.

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Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

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Steeple Notes - Newsletter

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Programs & Classes For All Ages

We offer programs, classes and bible studies for all ages from preschool to adults.

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Singers, ringers, instrumentalists, and listeners — young, old, and in between —  all have a place in the music ministry.

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Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible the ministries of Birmingham First. Thank you for your faithfulness and may God bless you.

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Caring Support

From prayer, support and care in times of need to praise and celebration of events and answered prayers, Caring Ministries is here.

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